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How does German measles affect the body?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

If you have German measles, the illness may be so mild that you don't even notice it. If you do feel its effect on your body, it will typically run its course within a few days. You may feel feverish and develop aches and pains. The lymph nodes around your head may feel tender and swell up. Adults, especially women, may feel joint pain. In rare cases, a secondary bacterial infection may occur and require antibiotics.

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